"One of Harry's most underrated tunes comes from his 1980 soundtrack score for Popeye. Like a lot of Harry's best work, the charm of "He Needs Me" is in its simplicity, which was ably enhanced by actress Shelley Duvall's fragile, off-key vocal allure. Outstanding pop composer Jon Brion (The Grays), understood the song's appeal when he used it as the centerpiece for director Paul Thomas Anderson's, Punch-Drunk Love. We've got three Harry "covers" from the soundtrack; "Overture" (featuring orchestrated elements of the composition), "He Needs Me" (the soundtrack's sonically refurbished and enhanced version of Shelly Duvall's 1980 original) and "He Really Needs Me" (a gorgeous orchestrated rendition by Brion). The video above will give you a taste of the imagery & orchestration that appears in the film (the Popeye film version is at the bottom of the post). Hear all three tunes below, get 'em all HERE". via fortheloveofharry.blogspot.com
You can listen to a song written by Me and Jon Brion back in the early 80's: The Excerpts - "Will I Ever See You Again" on Spotify.